Lots of backtracking here by the US in regards to their 30,000 troop border force. It would appear the principal US aim in backing Syria’s kurds is to “balkanize” Syria by creating a separate Kurdish state. A move Turkey (with Russian support) was quick to block.
Tillerson to media: “That entire situation has been mis-portrayed, mis-described, some people misspoke. We are not creating a Border Security Force at all.”
Pentagon spokesman Adrian Rankine-Galloway says of the 8,000-10,000 YPG militiamen in Afrin: “We don’t consider them as part of our ‘Defeat ISIS’ operations, which is what we are doing there and we do not support them. We are not involved with them at all.”
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